Thursday, May 28, 2009

Old School Thursday: Classics Edition

Woohoo – it’s National Hamburger Day! That is both seasonally appropriate and all-American. A day I can get behind without any mockery whatsoever.

In more of a tribute to Americana, today is the 112th anniversary of the introduction of Jell-O. What’s more American than Jell-O salad? Or Jell-O pudding pops, for that matter? Everybody loves a little Cosby.

Finally, today is the 10th anniversary of the return to public display of DaVinci’s Last Supper fresco. It underwent 22 years of restoration – necessary, as frescoes are pretty much always a deteriorating mess, but also controversial, as restoration (the recreation of history) often is.

That last thing really hits me in all the right spots. Food, history, art. What a great movie that would be for me, and probably no one else, to watch.

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